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- Exhibition of Peking Opera art and design
Ben Lee and Eric Lee show to the media Beijing Opera costumes and their designs during the preview of the Exhibition of Beijing Opera Art and Design in Hong Kong in South China on Thursday, January 10, 2008.
- Colossal canvas, cosmic concepts
In an epic scene from hell, a vast fiery pit swallows piles of precious ancient bamboo books. Scholars roar and wail in despair, helpless as China's first emperor orders the burning of "dangerous ideas." Confucian scholars are buried alive, a sacrifice to unity.
- Spring into 2008
The Yanhuang Art Museum is ringing in 2008 with a collection of New Year's paintings to be displayed until the end of Spring Festival. The exhibits, which include depictions of deities, auspicious figures, fairytales, farm work and opera scenes, showcase the rich variety and imaginative presentations of the ancient art genre.
- Art & Life 366: 2008's calendar already full
From January 1 to December 31 next year, there will be a different cultural and art event happening every day in Shanghai. These events, which make up the Intrude: Art & Life 366 project, could be held in one of the city's streets, parks, office buildings, squares, department stores, or households.
- Japan's designers think green
The works of 300 Japanese designers and artists, including folding fans, eco-bags and furoshikis (traditional Japanese cloth-made wraps used to hold and carry items) feature in a large exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Shanghai, which will run until January 19 next year.
- Minsheng Bank entrusted to manage the Yan-Huang Art Museum
China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. (CMBC) announced that they would officially manage the Yan-Huang Art Museum at a press conference held on December 11. He Juxing, the Brand Image Department Manager of CMBC, will also act as curator of the art museum concurrently.
- Forbidden City treasures showcased in Rome
The masterpieces from China's Forbidden City on display in Rome have received about 5,000 visitors from its opening day, one of the exhibit organizers Chiara Perazzoli said on Monday.
- Emerging from the shadows
He Xin, 13, concentrates on outlining a frog's head on a piece of white cowhide. He cuts around the edges of the drawing and carves out the eyes, mouth and other details on a black-waxed tablet.
- Eroticism is so hot right now
Passionate and erotic - that's the future direction of fashion photography, according to this exhibition at least. Presented by Moet & Chandon, the German model-turned photographer Ellen von Unwerth's saucy collection, Be Fabulous, is now running at the C5 Art Center.
- Wu develops a taste for rich portraits
For art lovers with sweet teeth, Beijing-based artist Wu Yang's ongoing solo exhibition at the Nanjing Art Museum will surely tickle their taste buds.
- Memorial opened to commemorate Mao's 2nd wife
The life of He Zizhen, the second wife of Mao Zedong, the founder of New China, has been commemorated with the opening of a memorial in the eastern Jiangxi Province.
- Imperial art collections exhibited in HK
The jade royal seal of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is on display at an exhibition of imperial art collections featuring the royal seals of the Qing Dynasty in Hong Kong Nov. 17.
- The treasures of Nanjing Museum
Nanjing Museum has selected 18 treasures among all its 420,000-odd collections for a special exhibition on November 18, 2007, according to the result of a public poll. These 18 relics are considered to be the most representative of the all.
- Women's handicrafts displayed in Shannxi
The Sanqin Women's Handicraft Exhibition has met with large audiences at the 14th China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair held in north-west China's Shannxi Province on Tuesday.
- Chinese painting sells for record US$10.7m
A record price for a Chinese painting was set yesterday when a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) handscroll was auctioned off in Beijing for 79.52 million yuan (US$10.7 million). The Red Cliff Handscroll by Qiu Ying (1494-1552), an artist from Suzhou in Jiangsu Province, came from a private collector on the mainland.
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